Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fourth MUOS launched

MUOS launches Wednesday.
United Launch Alliance photo
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched Wednesday at 6:18 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41. MUOS-4, whose signal was acquired some three hours after launch, completes the initial operational constellation and provides near global network coverage for warfighters and combatant commanders. This array allows mobile forces, including submarines, surface ships and aircraft, to communicate around the world via the narrowband spectrum. User communities that will primarily benefit include ground forces at the individual soldier level but also include members of all services and special forces. (Source: NNS, 09/02/15) Gulf Coast note: Work on the core propulsion system for the A2100 satellite-based spacecraft is done by Lockheed Martin at Stennis Space Center, Miss. Previous